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05 Aug 2010

Hi, there
I had my 8 week old male cat dewormed a week ago and he started developing diarreah about 3 days ago.

Can this be expected after deworming? He''s only eating Purina Friskies kitten pallets and drink water.

Many thanks
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Worried

Yes, diarrhoea can arise post deworming. Hopefully this will wain with time. As long as the kitten is bright, alert, eating, drinking and interacting then I do not suspect there to be a problem. You maybe able to purchase a probiotic paste from your local veterinary practice that will improve the consistency of the stool.

As a rule of thumb, I generally deworm every 2 weeks up to 3 mths of age and then deworm every 3-4 mths thereafter.

I hope this helps
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